Sunday, December 5, 2010
Pharoah Sanders - Elevation
This man is just incredible.
Long, passionate jams, with tasteful wailing from the Pharoah, and of course a hell of a lot of percussion. The most important thing with these pieces is the energy behind them; you simply can't help being moved by them.
Seriously, just look at all that percussion (and everything else):
Personnel: John Blue: percussion; Joe Bonner: percussion, piano, harmonium, vocals, cowbell, wood flute; Sedatrius Brown: vocals; Michael Carvin: drums, vocals; Calvin Hill: bass, vocals, tamboura; Jimmy Hopps: percussion; Lawrence Killian: percussion, Conga, Vocals, bell tree; Kenneth Nash: percussion; Pharoah Sanders: flute, Percussion, soprano sax; tenor sax; vocals, bells, shaker; Michael White: violin.